Course description

This course provides an overview of the major environmental statutes and the common and constitutional law that are relevant to the achievement of environmentally sustainable societies. The primary example is US environmental law but lessons are also drawn from other parts of the world and transnational efforts. Students examine how we can use law to develop a cleaner safer world and more stable economies that protect natural beauty and the resources our descendants will need. The course provides an introduction to the broad extent of existing law and explores how to make it more efficient and effective.


Associated Schools

  • Harvard Division of Continuing Education

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